Would you like to visit Potsdam and are you planning your journey? Here you will find useful information for your arrival & arrival and how you can reach Potsdam in the most economical way. It can already be said in advance – Potsdam is easily accessible by almost all means of transport. Here are our tips for your arrival by car, bus, train, plane or boat.
Potsdam is in the heart of Brandenburg – travel tips
The state capital Potsdam is located in the heart of Brandenburg. It can be easily reached by car and train from all directions. Even if arriving by car seems very practical at first glance, we recommend using public transport. In city traffic, trams, buses and ferries are on the move day and night.
Potsdam by car
The location within the Berlin motorway ring connects Potsdam with all major highways leading to Berlin. Potsdam is therefore very easy to reach by car. However, road closures are to be expected, especially at major events. Please inform yourself before arriving.
Potsdam by bus
The buses of the “Havelbus Verkehrsgesellschaft”, which mainly connect the surrounding area with Potsdam, and the buses of the Potsdam transport company offer a good journey. In addition to local public transport, travel agency also offer direct trips to Potsdam.
Potsdam by train
From Berlin, where all long-distance trains stop, you can get to Potsdam quickly by S-Bahn and regional trains. The S7 and several regional trains run from Berlin to the Brandenburg state capital. We therefore recommend that you use local public transport. Another great offer is the Berlin WelcomeCard. In addition to a ticket, you also receive discounts on many attractions and tickets.
Potsdam by boat
You heard correctly – Potsdam can also be reached by boat. Potsdam is surrounded by water all around. The Havel is particularly well traveled with numerous water tourists from spring to autumn. Potsdam has a water filling station and there are even shopping opportunities right by the water. Find out about berths in advance.
Furthermore, due to the proximity of the two airports Schönefeld and Tegel, you can also travel comfortably by plane. Then use the bus or train to travel to Potsdam. Regional trains and buses run from Schönefeld directly to Potsdam and an airport bus from Tegel Airport to Berlin Zoo station. From there you can take the S-Bahn or regional train to Potsdam Central Station.
Hotels & accommodations in Potsdam
Potsdam has a variety of accommodations and hotels. Note that availability is very limited, especially in the high season. Book a hotel in Potsdam in good time. For example, use our hotel overview of the Potsdam hotels. Or use the practical search of our partner Booking.com to find your hotel or accommodation in Potsdam directly.